Video updates

Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

14 December:

The Government’s latest book-opening shows that there is plenty in the piggy bank, and that they are keeping their hands off it for now. We don’t think that’s going to last forever. There may be another spend-up close to the next election. We got some details on next year’s shift to a “Wellbeing Budget”, which we view as a step in the right direction. 

7 December:

The regional makeup of the New Zealand economy is changing. Auckland and nearby regions have been laggards, but are expected to perk up a bit over the coming year. Meanwhile, the construction industry is nearing a peak in some regions. 

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

7 December:

The days of dairy’s reign as king of the New Zealand agri scene seem numbered. However, horticulture appears to be in the ascendancy now. 

2 November:

Farmer revenue may be OK, but costs are rising sharply. There are a range of causes, but one of the big ones is global oil prices, and that’s likely to reverse. The other driver of rising costs is the falling exchange rate. This is the flip side of the high revenue coin.